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Monterey Walking Tours

One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-521-4884
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Ranked #5 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The best way to discover Monterey is up close, on your personal path of history with the original Monterey Walking Tours. Explore our California... more » Owner description: The best way to discover Monterey is up close, on your personal path of history with the original Monterey Walking Tours. Explore our California legacy from the Spanish explorers to California statehood on a guided tour of Monterey that is entertaining, highly rated and fun for all ages.Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row walking tours and private tours of Monterey available on request. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've experienced many walking tours around the world, I have always found that the guides local knowledge and insight adds to the flavor of the information being shared. Thom's knowledge of the history of Canney Row combined with Steinbecks history and current events and local politics added a completely different view of the Row, its history and what may lie... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband, dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour today. Thom is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. We were so inspired that we'll be visiting our library to pick up books on the area just to try and remember everything he shared with us. Really good stuff! We look forward to joining him for another tour soon. I didn't ask... More

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Monterey, CA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a fantastic time taking the walking tour of Cannery Row. From seeing places that you know and love from Steinbeck's adventures, to hidden gems and secrets, there is something for everyone in this tour. The walk is easy for everyone, and should not be missed on a visit to Monterey County! Thank you Thom for the great day!

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thomm Diggins tour is first rate. He explains the details of the Indian times, then the Spanish mission times, then the Mexican times and finally the territory and statehood times. While he talks he walks you about the sites where the events he is describing actually took place. I had not realized the importance of Monterey, our first capital, in... More

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a great tour of a great city. Thomm is very informative and entertaining. We have been visiting Monterey for many years but learned so much from this tour. I would highly recommend it for new visitors as well a folks who have been here before. You won't be sorry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Absolutely loved hearing the history of Monterey! Tour guide was very informative! I highly recommend it if you're into history........even if you aren't!

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Piedmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been to Monterey many times over the past 25 years and this is the first time we did a walking tour. As much as we thought we knew about Cannery Row, we knew after 30 minutes into Tim Thomas's tour that we knew very little & he was an expert & also a wonderful historian. His tour is... More

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east coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our first time in Monterey and we had the best tour ever. Tim Thomas was the most amazing guide we could ever ask for. He told us the wonderful facts about the cannery and we felt like we were actually there at the time. It is alot of walking but it was easy walking. He even brought along... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Thank you for sharing such wonderful history of Monterey. We hope to be there again soon if we get the chance!

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Carson City, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This tour wouldn't be the same without Tim Thomas! Authentic Montereyian who really knows his history of the area. We visited Monterey in February, incredible weather and not too busy. We highly recommend this tour with Tim... to all. Thank you Tim for sharing a wealth of information and for making this experience most enjoyable.

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